The syndrome, which has symptoms such as wrist tingling and loss of sensitivity in the fingers, affects one in ten computer users, according to statistics. Three out of ten people who work on a computer every day suffer from wrist pain. Even young people undergo surgery because of carpal tunnel syndrome.
According to Trejdl, a student in the Open Informatics master's program, the principle of the smart pad is that the pad, together with a PC application, monitors the position of the user's hand on the mouse. And it sends an alert if it is in the wrong position or if the person works for a long time without a break. The innovative idea, on which Trejdl worked as a programmer, succeeded beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. It made it to the world final of the Red Bull Basement young innovators' projects in Istanbul. And it was ranked among the top 10 projects.
Trejdl told FEE CTU in an interview last year that the final brought the pair experience and contacts. The authors are further developing the project and are currently preparing to set up a spinoff. Trejdl will also spend a semester in Australia, where he will work on user experience design and finish his master's thesis.